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Labor > One-person and family businesses > Women: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of employed women who are self-employed without employees or contribute to a family-run business.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Chad 98% 1993
2 Burundi 97.6% 1998
3 Sierra Leone 96.3% 2004
4 Mozambique 95.9% 2003
5 Benin 95.8% 2003
6 Rwanda 95.5% 1996
7 Togo 94.3% 2006
8 Ethiopia 93.3% 2005
9 Burkina Faso 93.1% 2006
10 Tanzania 92.9% 2006
11 Uganda 92.3% 2003
12 Laos 91.8% 2005
13 Zambia 90.8% 2000
14 Democratic Republic of the Congo 89.4% 2005
15 Niger 89.2% 2005
16 Madagascar 89.1% 2005
17 Mali 89% 2007
18 Liberia 88.6% 2010
19 Cameroon 87.2% 2010
20 Bangladesh 86.5% 2005
=21 Ghana 85.4% 2006
=21 Yemen 85.4% 1999
23 India 85% 2010
24 Senegal 84.1% 2001
25 Cote d'Ivoire 84% 2002
26 Nepal 83.5% 2001
27 Bhutan 83.1% 2011
28 Vietnam 78.5% 2004
29 Pakistan 77.8% 2008
30 Kenya 77.7% 1999
31 Zimbabwe 76.5% 2002
32 Vanuatu 74.5% 2009
33 Cambodia 72.8% 2011
34 Indonesia 67% 2009
=35 Morocco 64.6% 2008
=35 Georgia 64.6% 2008
37 Bolivia 64.4% 2009
38 Gabon 63.8% 2005
39 Lesotho 63.4% 1999
40 Azerbaijan 62.1% 2008
41 Tonga 59.5% 2003
42 Guatemala 58.4% 2004
43 Honduras 56.8% 2010
=44 Thailand 55.7% 2011
=44 Nicaragua 55.7% 2010
46 Mongolia 54.4% 2009
47 Iran 52.4% 2008
48 Ecuador 49.5% 2010
49 Colombia 49.3% 2010
50 Egypt 48.7% 2007
=51 Turkey 47.1% 2011
=51 Kyrgyzstan 47.1% 2006
53 Maldives 47% 2006
54 Philippines 46.1% 2008
55 El Salvador 46% 2010
56 Paraguay 45.6% 2011
57 Sri Lanka 45% 2010
58 Cape Verde 44% 2000
59 Armenia 40.3% 2008
60 Fiji 39.3% 2005
61 Botswana 38.9% 2006
62 Algeria 34% 2005
63 Venezuela 33.3% 2011
64 Mexico 32.4% 2008
65 Romania 31.9% 2011
66 Kazakhstan 31.6% 2011
67 Palestine 31.5% 2010
68 Jamaica 31.1% 2008
69 Sao Tome and Principe 29.8% 1991
70 Swaziland 29.6% 1997
71 Marshall Islands 29% 1999
72 Greece 27.3% 2011
73 South Korea 26.9% 2008
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.4% 2011
75 Saint Lucia 25.3% 2000
76 Serbia 24.7% 2010
77 Moldova 24.5% 2011
78 Uruguay 24% 2007
79 Panama 23.9% 2011
80 Chile 23.8% 2008
81 Brazil 22.4% 2009
82 Dominican Republic 21.7% 2010
83 Belize 21.5% 2005
84 Republic of Macedonia 20.7% 2011
85 Dominica 20.5% 2001
86 Malaysia 19.9% 2010
87 Grenada 19% 1998
88 Costa Rica 18.9% 2011
89 Croatia 18.7% 2011
90 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17.3% 1991
91 Poland 16.7% 2011
92 Namibia 16.4% 2008
=93 Syria 15.9% 2011
=93 Lebanon 15.9% 2007
95 Italy 14.6% 2011
96 Tunisia 14.2% 1994
97 Portugal 14% 2011
98 Trinidad and Tobago 13.2% 2005
99 Mauritius 13% 2011
100 Japan 11.4% 2008
101 Slovenia 11.3% 2011
102 South Africa 11.2% 2011
=103 Czech Republic 11.1% 2011
=103 The Bahamas 11.1% 1999
105 Suriname 10.9% 1998
106 Cyprus 10.6% 2011
107 Switzerland 10% 2011
108 Barbados 9.9% 2004
109 Netherlands 9.5% 2011
=110 New Zealand 9.4% 2008
=110 Montserrat 9.4% 1991
112 Spain 9% 2011
=113 Belgium 8.6% 2011
=113 Austria 8.6% 2011
115 United Kingdom 7.9% 2011
116 Slovakia 7.6% 2011
117 Lithuania 7.5% 2011
118 Bulgaria 7.2% 2011
119 Singapore 7.1% 2011
120 Antigua and Barbuda 7% 2001
=121 Australia 6.9% 2008
=121 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.9% 2001
123 Latvia 6.7% 2011
124 Finland 6.6% 2011
125 Iceland 6.2% 2011
126 Germany 6% 2011
=127 France 5.5% 2011
=127 Luxembourg 5.5% 2011
129 Russia 5.4% 2008
=130 Hungary 5.3% 2011
=130 Israel 5.3% 2008
132 Ireland 5.2% 2011
133 Anguilla 5% 2001
=134 Malta 4.5% 2011
=134 British Virgin Islands 4.5% 1991
136 Sweden 4.3% 2011
137 Hong Kong 4% 2011
138 Denmark 3.8% 2011
139 Estonia 3.6% 2011
140 Brunei 3.4% 1991
141 Aruba 3.3% 2007
142 Norway 3% 2011
=143 Macau 2.8% 2011
=143 Jordan 2.8% 2011
145 Tuvalu 1.7% 2002
146 Bahrain 1.1% 2010
=147 United Arab Emirates 0.3% 2008
=147 Kuwait 0.3% 2005
149 Qatar 0.0 2007

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